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Glass

by Illum Sphere

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    Black carbon disc. Uncoated softpack w/ clear matte varnish detail on front and reverse.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Glass via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Limited item - 100x only. Dark/Clear (smoke) cassettes. Black back / Clear front library case. Printed inner. Hand-stamped card mailer.

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  • Illum Sphere - 'Glass' LP + Cassette Bundle [ZENBUNDLE237]
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited 1000x ’Clear’ 140g vinyl pressing. 12” Uncoated sleeve (3mm spine) - clear matte varnish detail on the front and reverse. Printed inner sleeve. Half speed cut by Matt Colton (Alchemy). Download code inside.

    Dark/Clear (smoke) cassettes. Black back / Clear front library case. Printed inner. Hand-stamped card mailer

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  • Illum Sphere - 'Glass' LP [ZEN237]
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited 1000x ’Clear’ 140g vinyl pressing. 12” Uncoated sleeve (3mm spine) - clear matte varnish detail on the front and reverse. Printed inner sleeve. Half speed cut by Matt Colton (Alchemy). Download code inside.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Glass via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

Ryan Hunn, also known as producer and DJ Illum Sphere, returns to Ninja Tune with his second full-length, Glass, on November 4th. Glass is fittingly his most crystal-clear statement to date, stretching nine dynamic but focused tracks which are given room to shapeshift within a larger, living whole. Pervading the album is a sense of detachment, most prevalent on standout tracks “Fall Into Water” and later on “Thousand Yard Stare”, the album’s longest statement at almost nine minutes.

Glass follows 2014’s Ghosts of Then and Now as the producer’s second full-length effort, but sonically moves further in the direction hinted by his Second Sight and Spectre Vex 12”s and well-received mixes for fabriclive and Dekmantel. The reduction in output over this time a conscious decision to carefully signpost a change in direction. This same shift has also bled into his acclaimed DJ sets - that have previously won him fans in Thom Yorke and Ben UFO - leaving him poised now more than ever to delve into a new phase.

‘I wanted to make an album very different to the first,’ says the producer, ‘one with a different palette, pace and energy.”

A change in “situation and style,” as he describes it, replaces the sharp turns and drastic shifts in altitude of his earlier efforts. Glass is a record steeped in mechanical depth and a beating cohesiveness, reminiscent of contemporaries Helena Hauff and Kassem Mosse, and positioning the industry’s best kept secret—Illum Sphere—to have a breakout year all his own.

Catch Illum Sphere’s regular NTS show, every four weeks on the INT stream. Glass is released 4th November 2016 on Ninja Tune.

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released November 4, 2016

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Illum Sphere Manchester, UK

Restless as a DJ and adventurous in his productions, Illum Sphere (real name Ryan Hunn) is both a key player in the Manchester music scene and a unique presence on the global stage. Deliberately oblique in his approach, he’s had a vital impact on electronic music, and it’s about to get bigger. ... more

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